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Is Advertising For Lead Generation Dead?
by Tony Vidler I’ve been running a terribly unscientific survey to find out if advertising for lead generation is dead for todays financial advisers. Basically the deeply analytical process has consisted of me asking advisers continually for the last couple of years whether they are doing any advertising, and what results in the way […]
Making Social Media ACTUALLY work for your Advisory Firm
by Tony Vidler Once you’ve bought into its potential the small matter of making social media work and produce results for your advisory firm becomes the burning question. Accepting its potential for marketing your business is one thing, but deciding HOW you are going to do so is quite another. But even before […]
What I’ve learned while using social media for business
by Tony Vidler I’ve been using social media for business to market myself and my services for quite a while now, and it has totally helped. No doubt about it. Social media has been good for marketing my business and building a profile way beyond what I anticipated. The thing that many professionals simply […]
by Tony Vidler I remain amazed that there are still financial advisers who say they do not see the point of social media when it comes to their business. Most of those advisers also keep saying that they could do with more prospects and customers. Is there any chance that these two concepts might […]
If you’re converting only 1 in 10 prospects you have a problem
by Tony Vidler There was a time when converting 10% of your prospects was the path to career success as a financial adviser. Hard to believe perhaps, but true. Everyone starting in a sales role was told to just “see the people, see the people, see the people!”? The expectation was that our fame and fortune […]
Getting attention & positive engagement on the phone
by Tony Vidler There is some methodology to getting a listeners attention and positive engagement on the telephone…it isn’t just good luck! Of course, there is structure and methodology in building effective and entire telephone track. It should be a core skill for any adviser, and yet, so few seem to understand how […]
An easy way to work out how to express your advice value
by Tony Vidler If you are struggling to express the value of your advice for your target market there is a way to figure it out that doesn’t require you agonising over how to come up with a clever marketing message. “Your value” could be expressed as what benefits you can deliver for them. […]
How to get customers enthused when our products are boring
by Tony Vidler How can we create or transfer enthusiasm to a customer when: Our products are as boring as the boring-est thing ever. The Value that customers receive from financial services products could be years and years and years away….if “physical value” actually ever turns up at all Our products are as boring as the […]
Which prospecting method delivers the best results?
by Tony Vidler The prospecting method that keeps on delivering the most opportunities is Referrals. A distant second in the source of new clients for advice firms is Centre of Influence referrals. Research by the Financial Planning Association showed that on average in the previous year some 34% of new clients came from […]
How to tap into the Principle Of Scarcity – and create some urgency for clients
by Tony Vidler The Principle Of Scarcity One of the more powerful principles of influence is the Principle Of Scarcity: people tend to want what they perceive as being limited, or difficult to get. That is a difficult principle for professionals to tap into most of the time as the products and services […]